Laboratory & Research Specialist

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Job posting number: #7236873

Posted: April 18, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

The Food Analysis Laboratory Control Center (FALCC) in the Virginia Tech Department of Biochemistry seeks an experienced analytical chemist to perform quantitative analysis of nutrients and other components in foods according to established Standard Operating Procedures, in a high throughput laboratory.

Required Qualifications

Minimum B.S. degree in chemistry, food science and technology, biochemistry, or equivalent training and experience; Hands-on experience working in an analytical chemistry or similar laboratory performing quantitative analysis of organic compounds in biological samples, preferably foods, using wet chemical extraction techniques and precise measurements of mass and volume and standard laboratory equipment to achieve precise quantitative results; Detail oriented with the ability to follow instructions and SOPs but work relatively independently to accomplish assigned tasks, be competent with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), and have strong oral/written English communication skills; Must be able to work around all types of foods, including but not limited to dairy, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience preparing/homogenizing a wide variety of food samples for quantitative analysis of nutrients; Working full time in a high throughput laboratory performing quantitative analysis of food components; Experience performing quantitative analysis using GC and HPLC; Experience with mass spectrometry; Competence with statistical analysis software.

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Job posting number:#7236873
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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